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authorSteven Rostedt (Red Hat) <srostedt@redhat.com>2013-03-05 10:25:16 -0500
committerSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>2013-03-07 10:31:22 -0500
commitd8741e2e88ac9a458765a0c7b4e6542d7c038334 (patch)
treeef455e17665c8a956c618e2860715e21f799ec44 /kernel
parenta335358f52aec4397594043ac799d15f92e728dd (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-d8741e2e88ac9a458765a0c7b4e6542d7c038334.tar.gz
tracing: Add help of snapshot feature when snapshot is empty
When cat'ing the snapshot file, instead of showing an empty trace header like the trace file does, show how to use the snapshot feature. Also, this is a good place to show if the snapshot has been allocated or not. Users may want to "pre allocate" the snapshot to have a fast "swap" of the current buffer. Otherwise, a swap would be slow and might fail as it would need to allocate the snapshot buffer, and that might fail under tight memory constraints. Here's what it looked like before: # tracer: nop # # entries-in-buffer/entries-written: 0/0 #P:4 # # _-----=> irqs-off # / _----=> need-resched # | / _---=> hardirq/softirq # || / _--=> preempt-depth # ||| / delay # TASK-PID CPU# |||| TIMESTAMP FUNCTION # | | | |||| | | Here's what it looks like now: # tracer: nop # # # * Snapshot is freed * # # Snapshot commands: # echo 0 > snapshot : Clears and frees snapshot buffer # echo 1 > snapshot : Allocates snapshot buffer, if not already allocated. # Takes a snapshot of the main buffer. # echo 2 > snapshot : Clears snapshot buffer (but does not allocate) # (Doesn't have to be '2' works with any number that # is not a '0' or '1') Acked-by: Hiraku Toyooka <hiraku.toyooka.gu@hitachi.com> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
-rw-r--r--kernel/trace/trace.c25
1 files changed, 24 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace.c b/kernel/trace/trace.c
index c2e2c231037..9e3120b8a2a 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace.c
@@ -2400,6 +2400,27 @@ static void test_ftrace_alive(struct seq_file *m)
seq_printf(m, "# MAY BE MISSING FUNCTION EVENTS\n");
}
+#ifdef CONFIG_TRACER_MAX_TRACE
+static void print_snapshot_help(struct seq_file *m, struct trace_iterator *iter)
+{
+ if (iter->trace->allocated_snapshot)
+ seq_printf(m, "#\n# * Snapshot is allocated *\n#\n");
+ else
+ seq_printf(m, "#\n# * Snapshot is freed *\n#\n");
+
+ seq_printf(m, "# Snapshot commands:\n");
+ seq_printf(m, "# echo 0 > snapshot : Clears and frees snapshot buffer\n");
+ seq_printf(m, "# echo 1 > snapshot : Allocates snapshot buffer, if not already allocated.\n");
+ seq_printf(m, "# Takes a snapshot of the main buffer.\n");
+ seq_printf(m, "# echo 2 > snapshot : Clears snapshot buffer (but does not allocate)\n");
+ seq_printf(m, "# (Doesn't have to be '2' works with any number that\n");
+ seq_printf(m, "# is not a '0' or '1')\n");
+}
+#else
+/* Should never be called */
+static inline void print_snapshot_help(struct seq_file *m, struct trace_iterator *iter) { }
+#endif
+
static int s_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
{
struct trace_iterator *iter = v;
@@ -2411,7 +2432,9 @@ static int s_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
seq_puts(m, "#\n");
test_ftrace_alive(m);
}
- if (iter->trace && iter->trace->print_header)
+ if (iter->snapshot && trace_empty(iter))
+ print_snapshot_help(m, iter);
+ else if (iter->trace && iter->trace->print_header)
iter->trace->print_header(m);
else
trace_default_header(m);